2022 Bentley Bentayga

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Ranked #5 in Midsize Suv

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Starting MSRP 

$177,000 - $219,800

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Key Spec of 2022 Bentley Bentayga
fuel economy

15/NA/24

fuel type

-

horsepower

542 hp @ 6000 rpm

basic warranty

-

2022 Bentley Bentayga Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: May 23, 2022

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Nathan Dyer 

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The 2022 Bentley Bentayga is on sale with a sportier S trim level slotting between the standard V-8 and the Speed. The 2022 Bentayga S uses the  542 hp base V-8 engine and adds sports-tuned adaptive suspension, 22-inch wheels, and a sport exhaust system along with top-range Speed's styling cues. The 2021 mid-cycle refresh did wonders to the Bently Bentayga's exterior styling and interiors. This luxury SUV is available with either a hybrid V-6, a V-8, or a W-12 engine under the hood. Built to sustain high-speed cross-country touring, the Bentayga Speed offers a 3.1 seconds 0-60 mph time. At the same time, the generous cargo hold behind the rear seats offers generous space. Inside, the Bentayga's cabin, the heavenly feeling from posh materials such as aromatic leather, wood- and-metal accents, along with several infotainment features is satisfying.

2022 Bentley Bentayga For Sale

The 2022 Bentayga is available in three trim levels: V8S, and Speed. The least expensive 2022 Bentley Bentayga is the 2022 Bentayga V8 4dr SUV AWD starting at the Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of about $$187,600, excluding the destination charges. New-for-2022 Bentley Bentayga S starts at $219,800 and costs about $226,600 including the destination charges. The Bentayga Speed's powerful W-12 engine adds a substantial price premium over the V-8. The 2022 Bentley Bentayga Speed has a starting price of about $254,800.Though Bentley doesn't give a full list of prices when you configure, a fully-loaded Bentayga can easily surpass the $300,000 mark.

2022 Bentley Bentayga Buying Advice

We like the new 2022 S trim level which combines the B-8 model's performance with a sport-tuned suspension, 22-inch wheels, and a sport exhaust system. The Bentayga S also comes standard with many options including Bentley Dynamic Ride (adaptive suspension), and the Blackline exterior trim, which is a must-have anyway. The Speed's powerful W-12 engine is substantially more powerful, but its price premium over the base model is quite high. Thus sticking to the S trim and choosing the Touring Specification package for extra driver-assistance features is advisable.

2022 Bentley Bentayga Latest Updates

  • Mar' 21, 2022 : Mulliner's Bentley Bentayga Space Edition Is Inspired From Space and Exploration Read More »
  • Dec' 23, 2021 : Love Going Outdoors? Check-Out The All-New Bentley Bentayga Outdoor Pursuits Collection Read More »
  • Dec' 14, 2021 : Bentley Bentayga Flaunts ADAS Technology Powered By Night Vision And Thermal Image Sensor Read More »

The 2022 Bentley Bentayga's six-figure price tag puts it into the competition with equally pricey - Aston Martin DBX, Rolls-Royce Cullinan, and Mercedes-Maybach GLS. No doubt that the Bentayga shares its underpinnings with the Lamborghini Urus and Porsche Cayenne, it is very much a Bentley. Expect the 2022 Bentayga S and the rest of the 2022 Bentayga lineup to go on sale in US dealerships this October.


ProsConsWhat's New

Luxurious cabin 

Expensive optional features

New sportier S trim

Modern exterior design

Limited cargo capacity for an SUV

Re-tuned suspension system

Quick acceleration

Sports seats

Great handling

Sport exhaust system 

Over All Rating

8.4

Out of 10

Engine and Performace6.00
Pricing and Features9.00
Features9.00
Engine and Performance9.00
Fuel Economy7.50
Interior9.00
Exterior8.50
Safety9.00
Competition9.00
Notable Rankings

#5 in Midsize Suv

#6 in Suv


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Trims

Base$177,000 onwards

  • 2 - 1st row LCD monitor
  • 21-inch silver aluminum Wheels
  • ABS and driveline Traction control
  • AM/FM/HD/Satellite
  • Dual zone automatic front air conditioning
  • Front Fog/driving lights
  • Heated Front Seats
  • Rear air conditioning w/ separate controls
  • Remote keyless entry
  • Sliding and tilting glass Sunroof

S$219,800 onwards

  • 22-inch silver aluminum Wheels


Colors and Styles

2022 Bentley Bentayga in Alpine Green Metallic color
Alpine Green Metallic

Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide

There are a few changes to the 2022 Bentley Bentayga range including the addition of the new S trim level. The S features the standard V-8 engine with performance upgrades and exclusive exterior and interior design cues - high-quality materials, black trim, sports seats, and ‘S’ badging all over the place. Thus with the addition of the V8 S trim, there is a perfect combination of the high performance of the Bentayga Speed and much better handling than the standard V8.

The 2022 Bentley Bentayga starts at around $185,000 for which you are getting a high-end luxury SUV with a lot of bells and whistles. The 2022 Bentley Bentayga has three engine choices, a super nice interior, and the Bentley name. It also has plenty of cargo space in both the trunk and behind the seats. The price of the 2022 Bentley Bentayga may be high, but it's worth the experience. Plus, the 2022 Bentley Bentayga comes with a three-year warranty without any mileage limitations. The 2022 Bentley Bentayga would find itself in competition with the likes of Aston Martin DBX and the Lamborghini Urus


Buying Advice

The latest V8 S trim offers a more exciting package of the two. The improved interiors along with the performance tuning lead to a much better driving experience. All this comes at a cost of an extra $42,000, but provides features like bigger 22-inch alloy wheels, an active anti-roll system, Alcantara interior trim, and a retuned suspension system, for better handling. 

2022 Bentley Bentayga Release Date

The 2022 Bentley Bentayga is all-set to be available in the market by the end of 2021. 

Features
9.0/10

The 2022 Bentley Bentayga is available in three trim levels: V8, S, and Speed. The powertrain options include the base V8, W12, and hybrid V6. But the latest addition to the trim lineup is the Bentayga V8 S which is sportier than the base V8 and gets additional feature upgrades. Thus it sits in between the base V8 and the much more powerful W12. The base V8 trim is available at a price of $177,000, while the V8 S trim starts at an MSRP of $219,800. Here is a comparison of the key features that are available with the trims of the 2022 Bentley Bentayga.

You can choose from an extensive list of interior and exterior color options, as well as a fair number of stand-alone options. You can just tailor any of the three Bentayga models to your needs. The Bentayga's 2022 engine lineup includes:

  • Bentayga V8 and S models: twin-turbocharged 4.0-liter V8 (542 horsepower, 568 lb-ft)
  • Bentayga Speed: twin-turbocharged 6.0-liter W12 (626 hp, 664 lb-ft)

Trims

V8

V8 S

MSRP

$177,000

$219,800

Key Features

21-inch inch alloy wheels

22-inch inch alloy wheels

 

Dual-Zone climate control

Retuned Sport mode

 

12 speakers audio system

Active anti-roll system

 

10.9-inch Infotainment System

Larger rear spoiler

 

Panoramic sunroof

Better exhaust system

 

Android Auto and wireless Apple CarPlay

Alcantara trim

Notable optional packages include:

Mulliner Driving Specification

  • Distinctive 22-inch black alloy wheels
  • Diamond-quilted leather on seats and doors
  • Sport pedals
  • Unique oil and fuel filler caps

Touring Specification

  • Adaptive cruise control (adjusts speed to maintain a constant distance between the vehicle and the car in front)
  • Automatic emergency braking (warns if a front impact is imminent and applies the brakes if the driver doesn't respond in time)
  • Head-up display (displays important information in your sightline on the windshield)
  • Lane keeping system (makes minor steering corrections to help keep the vehicle centered in its lane)
  • Night vision

Blackline Specification

  • Black-painted exterior trim (grille, window trim, headlight surrounds, roof rails, side vents)
  • 22-inch wheels

All-Terrain Specification

  • Drive mode controller
  • Four off-road settings
  • Underbody protection
  • Luggage management system
Engine and Performance
9.0/10

The 2022 Bentley Bentayga carries forward the same engine options from the previous year which are both powerful and provide great overall performance. The base V8 trim as well as the all-new S trim is equipped with a 4.0-liter twin-turbocharged V8 engine that generates around 542 hp along with 568 lb.-ft. of torque. The engine is mated with an 8-speed automatic transmission and delivers the power to all the wheels as standard. This twin-turbo V8 propels Bentley's SUV from 0-60 mph in just 4.4 seconds, which is blistering quick for an SUV, while the quarter-mile distance is covered in 12.7 seconds. The top speed is 180 mph.

2022 Bentley Bentayga SUV Hits 0-60 mph in just 4.4s

The Bentayga S is a better-handling version of the regular V8 as it brings standard Bentley Dynamic Ride active anti-roll control and a sport mode. In Sport Mode, there is a 15% increase in the damping stiffness along with different settings for ECS and an active anti-roll system. These changes provide an improved driving experience due to better steering response and quick steering around the corners. Thus the V8 S Bentayga proves to be a great Sport Mode. In the Bentayga S, this engine propels the luxury SUV to 60 mph from a standstill in just 3.6 seconds.

Model

2022 Bentley Bentayga 

2022 Aston Martin DBX

2022 Lamborghini Urus 

MSRP

$177,000

$176,900

$215,000

Engine

4.0L Twin-Turbocharged V8

4.0 twin-turbocharged V8

4.0L Twin-Turbocharged V8

Drivetrain

AWD

AWD

AWD

Transmission

8-Speed Automatic

9-speed Automatic 

8-Speed Automatic

Power

542 hp @ 6,000 RPM

542 hp @ 6500 RPM

641 hp @ 6,000 RPM

Torque

568 lb.-ft. @ 2,000 RPM

516 lb.-ft. @ 2200 RPM

626 lb.-ft. @ 2,250 RPM

0-60 MPH

4.4 secs

4 secs

3.2 secs

Quarter Mile

12.7 secs

12.5 secs

11.4 secs

Top Speed

180 MPH

181 MPH

190 MPH

The 2022 Bentayga Speed uses a 6.0-liter W-12 engine cranking out 626 hp and 664 lb-ft of torque. Zero to 60 mph takes just 3.1 seconds for the top-spec Bentley SUV. The Lamborghini Urus is the most powerful in this comparison with a maximum power output of 641 hp right from the base trim itself. The Aston Martin DBX with the same engine setup as the Bentayga provides a similar power output of 542 hp. The Lamborghini Urus is the quickest in acceleration from 0-60 mph in 3.2 seconds, while the Aston Martin DBX follows it at 0-60 mph in 4 seconds. With higher power, the Urus gets a higher top speed of 190 mph, while the Bentayga and Aston Martin DBX tops out at around 180 mph.

Fuel Economy
7.5/10

The 2022 Bentley Bentayga is quite efficient in terms of the fuel economy that it provides in this class. Surely in Sports mode, this SUV would gulp down fuel, but in standard modes, the 2022 Bentayga returns a fuel economy of 15 mpg in the city and 24 mpg on the highway. The W-12 in the Bentaygya Speed returns 12/18 mpg.

Model

2022 Bentley Bentayga 

2022 Aston Martin DBX

2022 Lamborghini Urus 

MPG (City)

15

14

12

MPG (Highway)

24

18

17

MPG (Combined)

18

15

14

Fuel Capacity 

22.5 gallons

22.5

19.8 gallons

Range (City/ Highway/Combined) 

337/540/405 miles

315/405/337 miles

237/336/277 miles

The Lamborghini Urus, which is the most powerful in this comparison is the least efficient with a combined fuel economy of 14 mpg. The Aston Martin DBX provides the same power output as the Bentayga but still is lower on fuel economy with a combined mileage of 15 mpg. Both the Bentayga and DBX have a similar 22.5 gallons of fuel tank capacity, but with higher mileage, the Bentayga provides a maximum range of 540 miles. The Lamborghini Urus here provides the least range of 336 miles. 

Interior
9.0/10

The 2022 Bentley Bentayga interior is one of the best that we see in this segment. The Bentayga checks all the boxes in this category. The dual tone interior trim with high quality materials provides a luxurious feeling inside the cabin. The interior is adorned with soft-touch materials and the design is ergonomic and more driver centric at the front. The chrome linings around few of the interior elements adds a subtle premium touch to it. The seats are well bolstered for ultimate comfort along with heating and ventilation features. The rear seats are equally comfortable and provide one of the best legroom in this segment.

2022 Bentley Bentayga SUV Interior Overview

While this has been seen in the redesigned interior of the 2021 model, the all-new V8 S trim of the 2022 Bentley Bentayga provides a refreshed interior design. The interior now reflects the sporty performance of the V8 S with the inclusion of sport front seats, new interior colors with Alcantara trim, and the ‘S’ all over the place. The interior dimensions do not change much and provide considerable spacing to all the passengers at the front as well as the rear. We have an option to choose from the available four, five or seven seater arrangements.

Model

2022 Bentley Bentayga 

2022 Aston Martin DBX

2022 Lamborghini Urus 

Seating Capacity

5

5

5

First Row (Head/ Shoulder Room/ Leg) (in.)

40.3/N/A/41.7

N/A

N/A

Second Row (Head/ Shoulder Room/ Leg) (in.)

38.0/N/A/40.9

N/A

N/A

Cargo Capacity (cubic feet)

17.1

22.3

21.8

Both the vehicles in this comparison can accommodate at least 5 passengers. While there are no official spacing dimensions available to each individual passenger, from what we see there is ample spacing available at the front as well as the rear. With the rear seats up, the Aston Martin DBX provides the maximum cargo space of 22.3 cu.-ft. Which is followed by the Lamborghini urus at 21.8 cu.-ft. The 2022 Bentley Bentayga has the smaller cargo capacity of 17.1 u.-ft. Here is a list of the interior features that are see in the 2022 Bentley Bentayga:

  • Dual-zone automatic air-conditioning
  • Alcantara trim/Leather upholstery
  • Power-adjustable front seats 
  • Heated and ventilated front seats
  • Diamond-quilted seats and door
  • Soft-close doors

How intuitive is the 2022 Bentley Bentayga infotainment unit?

The 2022 Bentley Bentayga carries forward the same infotainment system from the previous year model. It gets a 10.9-inch infotainment touchscreen display with navigation. It comes with smartphone integration through a wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Along with that, there are all the standard features like the USB ports, wireless charging, bluetooth connectivity and standard 12-speaker audio system.

The Bentayga also has two 10.2-inch display screens for the second-row to use. Not only can rear-seat passengers watch movies, but they can also use the internet or use the infotainment system. One of the unique touches in the infotainment system is the handwriting recognition. There is also an option to opt for the much better Naim audio system. 

  • 10.9-inch touchscreen display
  • Apple Carplay
  • Android Auto
  • Handwriting recognition 
  • Voice control system
  • USB ports
  • Wireless charging
  • 12-speaker audio system
Exterior
8.5/10

The Bentley Bentayga saw a major refresh to the exterior design in the 2021 model and hence we won’t see any major change to the exterior design. The new 2022 Bentayga carries a more refined look song with smooth edges and simple leading lines. The SUV comes with adaptive diamond LED headlights, a huge front chrome grille, and a long hood. The rear after the refresh looks well put and more premium as compared to the last generation. New for 2022 Bentley Bentayga S' exterior receives unique "S" badges, 22-inch wheels, dark tint headlights, and a sports exhaust system. The new "S" offers a sportier look and feel than the standard Bentyaga. 

2022 Bentley Bentayga SUV Side View

The 2022 Bentley Bentayga is the heaviest in this comparison with a curb weight of 5326 pounds which does create issues in maneuvering. But the V8 S trim now provides a better steering response along with tight cornering. The Bentayga is also the longest in length but has a comparatively smaller wheelbase. The Bentayga is not the off-road kinda SUV and thus sits quite closer to the ground for a lower center of gravity that assists in better handling. 

Model

2022 Bentley Bentayga 

2022 Aston Martin DBX

2022 Lamborghini Urus 

Curb Weight 

5326 lbs.

4940 lbs.

4850 lbs.

Length 

201.8”

198.4"

201.3”

Width 

78.7”

80.7"

79.4”

Height 

68.0”

66.1"

64.5”

Ground Clearance

N/A

7.5"

6.8”

Wheelbase 

117.9”

120.5"

118.2”

The 2022 Lamborghini Urus is the lightest in this comparison with a curb weight of 4850 pounds, while the Aston Martin DNX is close to it at 4940 pounds. The Aston Martin is the widest in this comparison and also has the longest wheelbase. It also enjoys a higher ground clearance of 7.5 inches while the Lamborghini Urus has a ground clearance of 6.8 inches. The Lamborghini Urus is the sportiest in terms of the exterior design, while the Aston Martin DBX is more playful in appearance. Here is a list of the exterior features that are available with the 2022 Bentley Bentayga:

  • 21/22-inch alloy wheels
  • Adaptive LED Headlights
  • Keyless entry
  • Powered sunroof
  • Carbon-ceramic brakes
  • Rear-privacy
Safety
9.0/10

Neither the NHTSA nor the IIHS has not crash-tested any Bentley Bentayga models, so we don’t expect the 2022 model of Bentayga to go under any crash-testing as well. That being said, the Bentayga is based on a strong platform that has high-impact force handling capabilities that helps secure the passengers in the cabin. Along with that, the 2022 Bentley Bentayga offers standard and optional driver-assistive technologies that further help improve the safety factor of the vehicle.

Standard active safety features in the 2022 Bentley Bentayga include high-beam assist, park assist, a 360-degree camera system, pedestrian warning, rear cross-traffic warning, and pre-collision braking. It is also available with adaptive cruise control, head-up display, lane-keeping assist, traffic assist, and night vision. Here is a list of the notable safety features available with the 2022 Bentley Bentayga:

  • Adaptive cruise control 
  • Automatic emergency braking 
  • Lane-keeping assist
  • Night vision
  • Blind-spot monitoring
  • Anti Lock braking system
Competition
9.0/10

2022 Bentley Bentayga vs 2022 Aston Martin DBX

The 2022 Aston Martin DBX is equipped with the same engine setup as the Bentley Bentayga and thus generates the same power output of 542 hp. But even after that, the DBX is quicker in 0-60 mph acceleration by around 0.4 seconds. But the Bentley Bentayga provides a better-combined fuel economy of 18 mpg while the Aston Martin provides 15 mpg. Thus the DBX is less efficient than the Bentayga. 

2022 Aston Martin DBX

The Aston Martin DBX also has similar pricing of $176,900 for the base model and thus not a major differentiating point. The Aston Martin DMS is quite playful in appearance as well as the driving dynamics, while the Bentley Bentayga is more poised. But the new v8 S trim does provide a sporty experience with retuned sport mode and controlled handling at higher speeds.

2022 Bentley Bentayga vs 2022 Lamborghini Urus 

The 2022 Lamborghini Urus is one of the most powerful SUVs in this segment with a maximum power output of 641 hp. This high power gives the Urus much better performance and an exhilarating driving experience. It is much quicker from 0-60 mph in 3.3 seconds which makes it a super sporty SUV. But this high power makes the Urus a fuel gulping machine and thus provides much lower fuel economy as compared to the Bentayga. 

The design of the Lamborghini Urus is quite edgy with sharp lines and sleek exterior elements./ The same design philosophy is seen in the interiors with the sports seats and center console straight out of a fighter jet cockpit. But the 2022 Lamborghini Urus starts at a much higher price of $215,000 which matches the V8 S trim of the 2022 Bentley Bentayga.

Final Verdict

The 2022 Bentley Bentayga sees no major changes to the existing trim levels, but introduces a sporty version of the base V8 trim. While the exterior design and elements remain almost the same, the V8 S trim’s interior gets an upgrade and looks sportier than the other trims. It’s not just the looks, but the V8 S provides better performance with the same V8 engine. This is done by fine tuning the available Sport Mode settings that provides better handling and steering response at high speeds and around the corner. All these features increase the sale price of the 2022 Bentley Bentayga V8 S to around $219,800. 

Features

vehicle bio
base price

$219800

body style

4dr SUV

engine type
horse power

542 hp @ 6000 rpm

torque

568 lb.-ft. @ 2000 rpm

transmission

8-Speed Automatic

capacity
passenger capacity

5 Seats

fuel economy
city/combined/highway

15/NA/24 mpg


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